Moroccan court sets date for resumption of suspected Al Qaeda members trial
In Morocco, the Casablanca appeals court decided late last week to resume the trial of those accused of belonging to a dormant cell of Osama bin Laden’s Al-Qaeda network, on January 24, according to Maghreb Arabe Presse.
In the course of Friday's hearing, the defense attorneys complained about flaws in the arrest procedure, the preliminary investigation, the minutes writing and the preventive detention period.
In addition, they said the suspects were not arrested “red-handed” and there is no material evidence in the case.
According to MAP, witnesses are expected to give their accounts on January 31.
The defendants, three Saudis and seven Moroccans, were arrested in June and accused of preparing terrorist acts in Morocco and against western ships crossing the Gibraltar strait. (Albawaba.com)
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